[Air-l] Facebook protests

Ledbetter, Andrew Michael aledbett at ku.edu
Wed Sep 6 19:01:16 PDT 2006

Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the recent changes at facebook and subsequent user response:
Briefly, facebook recently enabled "news feeds" which allow anyone's friends to immediately see changes to profiles, friendship networks, etc., a feature which cannot be deactivated. In response, many users have formed protest groups, one of which has approximately half a million members (and there are thousands of other protest groups)---the users claim the changes are "stalker-ish". Media is framing as a tension between the transparency of social networking sites and desire for privacy.
Andrew M. Ledbetter
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Communication Studies
University of Kansas 

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